Empowering Lives Through Education

Chicago HOPES for Kids provides educational support for children living in Chicago's homeless shelters. It is our mission to provide our students with the resources and encouragement needed to succeed academically, despite the challenges of homelessness.


Our Approach Makes a Difference

Provide Encouragement

Support Academic Success

Children thrive with guidance from caring adults. HOPES volunteers encourage children to be self-motivated and embrace challenge. 

We invest the time needed to foster academic development, 4 days a week 2 hours a day during the school year plus a summer enrichment program. When children feel confident and happy at school, they learn and they stay. 

Engage Families

Strong families foster strong kids. We teach parents how to effectively advocate for their children in the public school system to help them better support their children's academic success long-term.